“Proof of the compelling value proposition of our investment model can be seen in the strong performance of our Insurance and Financial Services group, including the continued success of FGL’s new fixed indexed annuity Prosperity Elite SM product. We also launched an innovative new fixed indexed universal life insurance product that will further strengthen FGL’s life portfolio.
“Spectrum Brands – our Consumer Products business – also performed well, delivering solid operating income and Adjusted EBITDA growth. Spectrum Brands’ recently announced acquisition of Stanley Black & Decker’s Hardware & Home Improvement Group will further enhance revenues and cash flows, and add to its powerful group of consumer brands.
“Finally, we are excited about the new joint venture with EXCO Resources, announced earlier this month, that will establish and anchor our new Energy operating business. This transaction will add a long-life, proven conventional oil and gas business with strong cash flows.
“Overall cash flows from our operating subsidiaries – combined with expected cash flows from the new joint venture with EXCO – should exceed $100 million next fiscal year, which would more than cover HGI’s existing annual interest and dividend payments.”Detail on Fiscal 2012 Results: HGI's consolidated revenues for Fiscal 2012 were $4.48 billion, compared to $3.48 billion for Fiscal 2011. Revenues for Consumer Products, which reflect the Spectrum Brands business, were $3.25 billion in Fiscal 2012 compared to $3.19 billion last year, an increase of 2% (or 4% excluding negative foreign exchange impact). The Insurance and Financial Services group contributed $1.2 billion to HGI’s revenues in Fiscal 2012 compared to $291 million in Fiscal 2011. Insurance and Financial Services group results reflect strong operational performance and the benefit of a full year of operations of FGL, which was acquired in April 2011. HGI’s consolidated operating income was $409 million for Fiscal 2012 compared to operating income of $164 million in Fiscal 2011. HGI reported consolidated net income attributable to common and participating preferred stockholders of $30 million, or $0.15 per common share attributable to controlling interest, in Fiscal 2012, compared to $22 million, or $0.11 per common share attributable to controlling interest, in Fiscal 2011.